Album Oriented Rock in the early 80's, part II

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The list author says: "Compared to modern-day Classic Rock stations, the older AOR format tended to play a lot more Crosby-Stills-Nash, Moody Blues, Little River Band, and Firefall as well as obscure artists such as The Electric Prunes (I Had Too Much To Dream), Wall Of Voodoo (Mexican Radio), Goanna (Solid Rock), and Bow Wow Wow (I Want Candy)."
Combat Rock
1.  Combat Rock by The Clash
The list author says:
  "Perhaps their most commercial release. Some AOR stations played the extended dance version of Rock the Casbah (called Mustapha Dance), which is now found on the cd Super Black Market Clash
Also contains Should I Stay Or Should I Go along with minor hit song Straight To Hell"
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Turn of a Friendly Card
2.  Turn of a Friendly Card by Alan Parsons Project
The list author says:
  "With several different lead singers, concept album genius Alan Parsons comes up with a royal flush
Big hit was Games People Play with Lenny Z on lead vocals"
$6.85   Used & New from: $1.41
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Modern Times
3.  Modern Times by Jefferson Starship
The list author says:
  "Find Your Way Back was the radio hit"
$49.88   Used & New from: $24.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Diary of a Madman
4.  Diary of a Madman by Ozzy Osbourne
The list author says:
  "A sinister, evil sounding metal album featuring the guitar wiz Randy Rhoads
Hits: Over The Mountain, Flying High Again, and You Can't Kill Rock And Roll"
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (328 customer reviews)

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Get Lucky
5.  Get Lucky by Loverboy
The list author says:
  "No sophmore jinx here. This release and tour was very successful. Features massive album radio hits Working for the Weekend, When It's Over, and Take Me To The Top"
$4.75   Used & New from: $0.26
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

King Cool
6.  King Cool by Donnie Iris
The list author says:
  "Donnie Iris with AOR hit Love Is Like a Rock"
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Working Class Dog
7.  Working Class Dog by Rick Springfield
The list author says:
  "Don't let that doggy on the front cover fool you. Rick and his band could jam with the best of them

Hits: Love Is Alright Tonight, Jessie's Girl, I've Done Everything For You, and Inside Sylvia"
Used & New from: $0.04
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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I Want Candy
8.  I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow
The list author says:
  "Title track played on many AOR stations"
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4
9.  4 by Foreigner
The list author says:
  "This one hit it big with Jukebox Hero, Urgent, Waiting for a Girl, and Break It Up"
$5.00   Used & New from: $0.50
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Escape
10.  Escape by Journey
The list author says:
  "Stone in Love, Don't Stop Believing, Still They Ride"
Used & New from: $0.47
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Moving Pictures
11.  Moving Pictures by Rush
The list author says:
  "Tom Sawyer was huge on the AOR playlist. Also has the song Limelight and the instrumental YYZ"
$5.99   Used & New from: $0.78
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (464 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Abacab
12.  Abacab by Genesis
The list author says:
  "Contains the full version of Abacab along with No Reply At All and Man on the Corner"
$17.74   Used & New from: $3.82
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)

Undertow
13.  Undertow by Firefall
The list author says:
  "Features minor AOR hit Headed For a Fall. Many people have long forgotten about this album"
Used & New from: $34.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Law & Order
14.  Law & Order by Lindsey Buckingham
The list author says:
  "The Fleetwood Mac guitarist's 1981 solo release, features radio hit Trouble"
$15.70   Used & New from: $5.49
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Time Exposure
15.  Time Exposure by Little River Band
The list author says:
  "For many years now, finding the majority of the original LRB albums on cd has been like finding 10 lbs. of gold in your backyard. Here is the '81 release with hits The Night Owls and Man on Your Mind"
Used & New from: $33.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Private Eyes
16.  Private Eyes by Hall & Oates
The list author says:
  "Private Eyes, I Can't Go for That, Did It in Minute, and Your Imagination!"
$9.99   Used & New from: $2.40
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Straight Between the Eyes
17.  Straight Between the Eyes by Rainbow
The list author says:
  "Stone Cold.....and I thought I knew you so well......"
$5.98   Used & New from: $1.46
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Worlds Apart
18.  Worlds Apart by Saga
The list author says:
  "This is the U.S. release featuring hits On The Loose and Wind Him Up. It is also available re-mastered with a different front cover"
Used & New from: $18.91
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

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Toto IV
19.  Toto IV by Toto
The list author says:
  "Perhaps the pinnacle of Toto's success - features major hits Africa and Rosanna

The song Lovers In The Night should have been a HUGE AOR hit, but received very little airplay"
$9.98   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Love Over Gold
20.  Love Over Gold by Dire Straits
The list author says:
  "Features album rock hit Industrial Disease"
$8.35   Used & New from: $3.94
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)

Business As Usual
21.  Business As Usual by Men at Work
The list author says:
  "Their debut hit album"
$15.98   Used & New from: $1.09
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

Dawn Patrol
22.  Dawn Patrol by Night Ranger
The list author says:
  "Features Sing Me Away and the AOR favorite Don't Tell Me You Love Me"
$5.00   Used & New from: $1.77
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Cut
23.  Cut by Golden Earring
The list author says:
  "Contains the hit Twilight Zone"
$17.04   Used & New from: $9.52
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Spirit of Place
24.  Spirit of Place by Goanna
The list author says:
  "Another forgotten album. Solid Rock (Sacred Ground) was played on the radio"
$19.34   Used & New from: $13.62
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Screaming for Vengeance
25.  Screaming for Vengeance by Judas Priest
The list author says:
  "Dark sounding metal - features the hits You've Got Another Thing Comin' and The Hellion/Electric Eye"
Used & New from: $0.06
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (257 customer reviews)

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Daylight Again
26.  Daylight Again by Crosby Stills Nash & Young
The list author says:
  "Southern Cross"
$18.46   Used & New from: $0.08
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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